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Hettie's World History Medicine World War One

The Soldier’s Disease: Morphine Addiction

When it came to pain relief during World War One, the medication of choice was morphine. It was reserved for the most severe injuries as its addictive properties were already well known.  So much so that morphine addiction was referred to by the euphemism “soldier’s disease” as far back as the American Civil War.  (This […]

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